Maths
Department of Mathematical Sciences

Scholarship and Resources: Mathematical Sciences
Scholarship and teaching related sources relating to mathematical sciences, recommended by colleagues at the University of Bath. Contributions welcome. Overview Mathematics Education is an established field with a large amount of research and theoretical work, as well as a large...

Writing Mathematics
Dr Euan Spence, from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath, discusses the need for new undergraduates to learn how to write mathematics, words as well as equations.

Theorem, Idea, Proof
Dr Euan Spence, from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath, discusses the challenge for new undergraduates of learning proofs from a maths course, and teaching the central idea of the proof as a key stage.

Transition to University Mathematics 2: Maths at University
This is the second of two posts introducing some of the background ideas to consider when looking at the transition to university mathematics. The first post focused on the transition and the specific problems and issues frequently noted for mathematics....

Transition to University Mathematics 1: Transition
This is the first of two posts shared to introduce some of the background and theoretical ideas to consider regarding the transition to university mathematics, as well as provide an insight and links to some of the literature and scholarship in this area....

Department GTA Support: Mathematics
This case study from Mathematical Sciences, is part of a series providing short summaries of some of the different good practice models and approaches taken to department level support for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs). The Department of Mathematical Sciences has...

Maths lectures with iPads: pros and cons
Dr Kit Yates from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath reflects on his experience of using iPads in mathematics lectures as part of a trial to provide his pros and cons for their use.

Recording problem solutions on a tablet
Dr Kit Yates from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath describes how he recorded his working through problem solutions on a tablet as an online resource to replicate some of the advantages of the live session over the solution sheet.

Flipped/apprentice style coding problem classes
Dr Kit Yates from the Departmental of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath discusses how and why he changed his mathematical biology problem classes to focus more on the act of coding, inspired by a combination of flipping and apprentice model approaches.